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The Debate Is About More Than A Winner And A Loser

This first debate is hyped like a championship fight. Who will win? Will either candidate land a knockout punch? Is the bar lower for Donald than for Hillary? Who is more likable? Who is more presidential? Who will flinch? Whose finger is steadier on the nuclear button? There are more questions: Who has the stamina to go 90 minutes without a commercial break, and without falling over? Is it the large, overweight, 70-year-old puncher or the knowledgeable 68-year-old woman who is almost a foot shorter than her opponent, and who is also recovering from pneumonia? Trump's corner man -- in this case his corner-woman -- uses baseball rather than boxing metaphors.
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